EVENT EXTRAVAGANZA Part 2: #BloggerTikiParty

The second part of my weekend of blogging events involved me getting up super early and making the long trek to Birmingham. I was slightly apprehensive having never really been to Birmingham before but I'm so glad I went!

The Blogger Tiki Party was hosted by Kirsty (@KirstyLeannee92 on Twitter) who I'd met before at another event she'd organised and again at the Makeup Revolution party earlier this year. I loved the last event she held so much that I had to attend the next one - even if it did take a lot of travelling! I arrived and saw so many bloggers I'd met before/recognised from Twitter, it was lovely to chat to everyone.

The day it was held was National Pina Colada Day which meant one free cocktail per person -  perfect! I went behind the bar and made my own like the natural I am (not). I'd made cocktails a couple of times before (see my post about Locke & Remedy in Cardiff where I whipped up a tasty rum cocktail) and it's quite clear I'm not the talented cocktail chef I wish I was. It was fun nonetheless!

At the event, there were several brands set up around the room and we were left to mingle and chat to the brand ambassadors about their products. These brands included TOAD diaries, Lipvir and Heaven skincare as well as so many more! Everyone was so lovely and generous, and were so passionate about their products.

I'll be trialling some of the products I received at the event over the next few weeks, so watch this space for reviews! As well as the brand ambassadors present at the event, so many brands also gifted us with some fab products, including Pink Parcel who I've worked with before - click here to see my review. We also received a mini beauty box from Little Bit Lavish. I was so pleased to see the box included a bath bomb from Miss Patisserie, which is a brand based in Cardiff whose events I've attended in the past (which you can read about here if you're interested). I love their products and I'm excited to use this one! 

Kirsty also held an amazing raffle (all proceeds going to charity) and I ended up winning a huge box of snacks from Tasty Little Numbers - all of the products are 100 calories so are perfect for snacking without feeling guilty. We were also given our goodie bags which contained so many amazing samples and full sized products - I love discovering new brands through goodie bags and you can see a few of my favourites below. 

After the event it was lovely to be able to catch up with Kirsty and a few others. I know Kirsty had a few problems during the event (which she talks about on her blog) but I hope she knows that she put on a fantastic event and there's nothing more she could've done to make it more successful - it's just a shame some people ruin it for the masses. Overall, my weekend of blog event-ing was fabulous and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!
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  1. This is such a great post, I wish I knew you were going to that, I would've come with you! xx

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